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montgomery county police say that a woman and child were struck by a vehicle at georgia avenue and aspen hill road this morning. our 9 news now lindsey mastis on the scene and she has the latest details in this report. >> reporter: jc, it happened right behind me on georgia avenue. a woman was pushing her 17- month-old daughter in a stroller across the street. there are cross walks in this area. we don't know whether they were in a cross walk or not, but basically they were struck by an suv. we just got the good news that the little 17-month-old girl is going to make it, and that is why police, at this point, have cleared the scene. after they were both struck, some passerbiers stop it's and discovered the little girl was not breathing. a police officer and a registered nurse were among those that stopped. they started to perform cpr on the little girl until the
ambulance got there. the mother, we're told, is also going to survive. basically, this intersection, we're told by people who are familiar with the area, is extremely dangerous. >> sometimes the drivers they don't stop. and i used to see the lady crossing the street and today i came late and didn't see what happened. >> reporter: police had the road shut down for a long time this morning. it happened around 10:30 in the morning and of course this intersection has just reopened. we're told they are still investigating. at this point, no one has been charged and they are trying to find out whether the mother and child were in a cross walk or near the cross walk. this, again is a dangerous area to cross. there are a cross walks and crossing signs but it is
confusing and of course if the light is green or if somebody didn't see the light is turned property going pretty fast down the road. >> all right. thank you very much. we now have an update on that deadly hit-and-run accident that occurred in dupont circle. the driver has surrendered to district police. kristin fisher has been following the story and she has more information on the suspect. >> reporter: she is 30 years 'ole and she just walked in the metropolitan metropolitan police department second district shortly before 5:00 this morning and turned herself in. >> reporter: davidson is accused of leaving ryan to die on the day before her 24th birthday. she is charged with one count of voluntary vehicle manslaughter. >> at this time she will meet the judge or the magistrate who will go ahead and deal with her
as far as if they are going to hold her or let her go until her court date. >> reporter: the accident happened on the 1300 block of connecticut near due upon circle. ryan was getting out of a car when she was struck by a black suv. the driver sped off. ryan was later pronounced dead at the hospital. meanwhile, police were looking for the hit and run driver. they later found her, thanks to a bicyclist who witnessed the accident an then followed the suv for several blocks before getting a tag number and calling police. >> it was an important piece of the investigation. without him the investigation wouldn't be as tight as it is now. >> reporter: in northwest washington, kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> an investigation is underway in to a shooting in woodbridge. sky 9 was over the scene in the 4700 block of hershane court. a suspect opened fire on a neighbor. one person was taken to the
hospital with a wound to the ankle and the gunman is in police custody. investigators suspect foul play in the death of a man in fairfax station. police were called to the 5700 block of laduse inn court yesterday and found a 61-year- old victim with trauma to the body. his car, a gold lexus suv, with virginia license plates xyw- 8197 is missing. anyone who sees this vehicle should call police. the springfield man has been charged in the stabbing death of a woman in a restaurant. police were called there on wednesday night and found a 37- year-old victim. a 40-year-old man has been charged with murder. the stabbing stems from a domestic dispute. most of the employees at the
commerce department have a four- day weekend because there was a small fire in the building at 14th street and constitution avenue last night. it happened in an area that is undergoing renovation. no one was injured. we have a commuter alert for you this weekend. metro's blue and orange lines will be cut in two. the farragut west and mcpherson square stations will be closed beginning at 10:00 tonight. also, no blue or orange line service at metro center. it's all happening so that metro can do some important safety work. there will be free shuttle bus service around this detour, and the closures will remain in affect until tuesday. we will have more details on this on our front page on our website at wusa9.com. a funeral is going to be held tomorrow for sergeant first class lance havingler. the army ranger, who served four tours of duty in iraq and
eight tours in afghanistan was from frederick, maryland. vogl's remains were returned to savannah, georgia yesterday where he will be laid to rest. he was killed in a fire fight in afghanistan earlier this year. new cracks have been discovered in the wall of the vietnam veteran's memorial. they were found by experts this week after an unusual vertical crack was discovered late last year. most of the cracks are small and nearly invisible to the casual observer. the wall has a history of cracks going back to 1984, two years after the dedication. one theory is the cracks are caused by heat from the sun. the surface of the stone can be 20 degrees hotter than the air temperature. and we have an update on the reported cheating scandal in prince georges county police department. chief roberto hilton now says i was a lazy instructor who set
off false alarms. that instructor gave perfect scores to more than 30 cadets who graduated from the academy in 2009. >> at this time no officers will be suspended regarding these allegations. if this audit reveals misconduct or inattention to duty, appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken. >> reporter: the chief says the instructor to gave out the perfect scores has been fined. however, he remains at the police academy. montgomery county police have arrested a 52-year-old man accused of slashing his neighbor's tires. police say that he did it more than 20 times. police say that over four years, steven ray armstrong vandalized the cars of his neighbors in wheaton. investigators say that he specifically targeted hispanic families. he has been released on bond. at 9.6%, the nation's unemployment remains unchanged. the jobless rate has now topped
9.5% for 14 straight months. that's the longest stretch since the 1930s. alexis christoforous has more. >> reporter: 95,000 jobs disappeared last month, and the jobless rate is still stuck at 9.6%. >> what kind of positions do you have available? >> reporter: brenda flores is one of those looking for work. she never expected to be in a job fair in new jersey. >> i did all the right things. i went to school. i have my degree and here i am. >> reporter: her last full-time job was four years ago as a hospital administrator, but since then work has been much harder to find. >> more deaspiration, more depression, regrettably almost seeing people become despondent. >> reporter: this is the last jobs report before the election and they know economy is the most important issue but a broader picture is the under
employment rate including part- time workers who would prefer to be working full time and people who have given up looking. that rate jumped to over 17% in december, an increase of 600,000 workers. here on wall street, unemployment is a giant concern because when people aren't working, they weren't spending. consumer spending powers the economy and pollsters corporate profit but they are holding tight to their cash. flores is living with her mother and scouting job fairs for a lead. >> something is out there. it just hasn't found me yet but it is out there. >> reporter: 15 million americans are hoping a job will find them, too. alexis christoforous, cbs news, wall street. >> thousands of people are participating in the susan g. komen three-day walk. they gathered at the national park this morning for the opening ceremony at 7 a.m. participants plan to walk 60 miles from washington to
germantown, maryland and back. and the walk ends at 5:00 p.m. on sunday at the national mall. still ahead, at noon, no slouching, students participating in an experimental program are thinking on their feet. we'll explain. and christmas could come early for those trapped miners in chile. we will have those stories and more just ahead. i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines.
today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago: dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.
in the sludge has spilled in the danube river. a town that gets water from the river is monitoring the situation closely. environmental officials say the water appears fine for right now. and the long nightmare could soon be over for those 33 miners trapped in chile. workers drilling rescue tunnels are within a couple of hundred
feet of the men, and they are hopeful they can reach them as soon as today. charlie d'agata has more. >> reporter: rescuers in chile are inching closer to a breakthrough. >> there's not long to go now, she says, as she waits for her nephew ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: relatives cheered the arrival of mobile hospital units, another sign the men may be above ground soon. >> we are hoping that we can get contact, more or less this saturday. >> reporter: but reaching the 33 trapped miners is only the beginning of the process. rescuer says pulling them out could take between two and ten days. first paramedics will be lowered in the the underground chamber to help with the rescue and decide which miners are physically and mentally ready to see the light of day for the first time in more than two months. even that is a concern when the miners are hoisted up, they will have to wear sun glass
unless they get used to daylight again. relatives at camp hope can't wait to get back to life. jessica will finally get the church wedding she's always hoped for. >> i'm waiting for him to come out and put a date on it, she says. loved ones who have been counting up the days the men were trapped are counting down the minutes now until they are free. charlie d'agata, cbs news. >> so excited about that story. well, some school children in texas are standing up so childhood obesity, literally. the first graders are learning lessons at adjustable height stand up desks. they are part of a small but growing movement in the united states. two years in to the experiment, the results are paying off. >> what we found is that the standing classrooms were on average burning, the children were burning 7% more calories
during 17 more calories during the time they were in class than seated desks. >> reporter: they are good for helping the students burn calorie and improves their posture and their attention span. howard has our forecast. a great start to the weekend. if you have plans outside this stick, stick around. i have good news for you. as far as the allergy update is concerned, maybe not good news. low category except the mold spores. if you have a tickle in the throat blame the mold. more when 9 news now returns. oñoñ
johnny depp paid a surprise visit to two children in london recently he showed up in full costume as the pirates of the caribbean star jack sparrow. it began when a girl wrote a fan letter and imagine her surprise when johnny depp actually showed up. there will be walkers hitting the street for a great cause. there is a 5-k walk-a-thon starting at 8:45 at rock creek park tennis center, picnic row 24. register at 7:30 and the money goes toward the homeless in washington, d.c. and it will support a home for needy children in africa. okay. >> it will be a great day for that.
>> yeah. sunday i'm going to be at white flint for the senior expo from 12:00 to 4:00. >> great day for that. >> come out and see me. >> yard work, roof repair, you want to do painting before the winter weather returns this is your weekend. this is one of those weekends that if we could have it every weekend we'd never get anything done. we'd be enjoying it too much. weather wise, let's get you going for this afternoon. it is a wonderful day out there. currently sunny and 74. upper 70s at 3:00. 75 at 6:00. high school football games this evening, temperatures 70s falling to the 60s. dc.high schoolsports.net. for all the info on that and this is turning out to be a fine start to an extended weekend for some. clear and chilly tonight. 40s and 50s. light west winds five to ten miles an hour and the saturday looks fantastic. sunny and warm, around 80 degrees. northwest five to ten.
another one in the kentlands tomorrow morning. might be chilly at the start of the race but a fine day nonetheless. 69 in annapolis. clear skies, 69 in southern maryland. cambridge is 70. warm spot, culpeper up to 75 degrees. manassas this morning was 43. they are already 73. we have had a 30-degree spread in the last six hour and more warming to go. that's why we may see 80 in a couple of spots today. definitely do it tomorrow. cumberland, hagerstown, 68 and reagan national is checking in at 674. the air is -- 74 degrees. the air is dry also. humidity only 37% and the winds are light at six miles an hour and the barometer keeps going up. with high pressure in the middle of the country, in fact it is over iowa, illinois, indiana, kentucky moving in. a big storm is spinning across the rockies and another about to come on shore and in the east, it's good, it's real good. going up to pennsylvania down to virginia beach tomorrow.
richmond. no problems at all. as i said, high pressure coming in to western kentucky and over to illinois and missouri earlier. it will continue to build in toward us. so just think happy. when you see the h on the map happy weather and that's what we will have all weekend long. 78 today. 75. 78 manassas. culpeper 80. 75 martinsburg. the bay, a little cooler due to the water temperature. only around 70 or so and in southern maryland mid-70s. then tomorrow, i think we will be a couple of degrees warmer. 80 in town. some areas south and west in the lower 80s and mid-70s easton. cambridge over to ocean city in the mid-70s this weekend. and finally otto by the way, it made a hurricane. 75-mile an hour winds but moving to the northeast. it will stay away from bermuda and weaken as it gets to the atlantic. maybe in the azores, all the way on the other side of the
atlantic as a tropical storm. for us looking great, today, tomorrow, sunday for the skins, monday columbus day a lot of folks are off and a couple of showers on tuesday and again possible on thursday. temperatures better than 70. stick around. we are going to the kitchen one more time this week when 9 news now returns.
feast your yous on this is the name of the business of my guest today. we are going to do something today that is very low calorie and quite delicious. sweet potatoes. twice baked sweet toe tay toes. >> you want to bake it for an hour until it softens an then you want to cut it. once you slice it ends up like this. then you want to scoop it out. we will scoop it out. right now i have over you busy working. because you are sauteeing my salad in the sage and you need a tablespoon of that, and a tablespoon of the fresh stage
and you can chop it. >> you put a little olive oil in here first. >> yeah, a little olive oil. >> extra virgin of course. >> extra virgin of course. and then a little cracked pepper and little salt. okay. and then we are going to smash this up. like you would make mashed potatoes. >> sweet potatoes are so nutritious. really good for you. much better than white potatoes. >> because they are color, they have a lot of vitamin c and a in it. >> okay. okay. edadd that in there. >> okay. we did it for one, so it was simple and we will put the recipe on our website. and so but it is simple. this is easy. >> it's really easy. >> and then we will stir this up. now add a little olive oil in there.
>> oh, yeah? >> yeah. >> and for those that want butter you can add more olive oil. >> like a teaspoon. >> mix it up. >> you could use butter or olive oil. >> no, no, no. >> no no? >> no, olive oil. >> okay. i made a mistake. >> and then we will take it. we have to add the cheese. add fresh shaved parmesan cheese. >> reporter: how much? a. >> tablespoon. so we have that in there and you take it and you stuff it back in. >> reporter: back in the skin in. >> back in the skin. once you take the flesh out and mix the ingredients stuff it back in the skin. may want to pipe it in to look prettier. >> i would have to use a spoon. >> and a tablespoon is good to use because it gives you something to work with. >> while she is doing that i want you to look at the finished product. what do you do after you put it in. >> put it back in the oven at
375 for 15 minutes. >> this is the final product. very easy. thank you for being with us. have a great weekend but come back at 5:00. >> bye-bye. i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago: dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.